Amplified to Rock
I saw these guys with Grade and Gameface in a crappy pool hall last summer, and they were all right. Not a lot of energy, but pretty decent. This album shows that they are a bunch of tech guys (a list and description of every instrument used on the album (10 freakin’ guitars!)). They like their effects… a lot. The singing is actual from someone who knows how to sing, but that sounds like the Silverchair kid. There is a lot of alternative (Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Nirvana?), but it is still pretty cool.
Some Records, 122 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001; http://www.some.com